Now on view at 1969 gallery, the show INTERIORS: hello from the living room asks us to consider the enclosed space, a subject that has taken on new light in the shadow of the pandemic.
Reaching the edge of idealism, we enter the Real’s green room of Quinten McCaffery’s platonic Sunset. Developed from no consistent set of references, it would be apt to characterize this depicted synthetic environment as a simulation which tests the grammatical structures of an interior. McCaffery’s work is an expression of the liminal - what the White Lodge might have been, had Lynch’s inspiration been BBC “Period” dramas. One is left with the sense that any attempt to exit such a space would immediately deliver them back into it from the opposite side.